Debt burden: A Limerick marcher
Thousands of people took to the streets of Limerick City this afternoon to take part in the anti-austerity march organised by the Limerick branch of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU).
Ordinary working people and their families marched with banners. They chanted and blew whistles to highlight their anger at the Government's handling of the bank debt crisis.
Speaking to mypurplechair.com, Mike McNamara, local ICTU representative for Limerick said that a statement had been made and he thanked the people for attending in such large numbers.
"This is not just a one-off, it can't be. We owe it to our children and our grandchildren to make sure we turn this around," he said.
Mr McNamara said that the Government was very far detached from the man on the street. He said he thought that it was ridiculous that the Government could run off in the middle of the night and bring in such legislation without consulting with all elected representatives at both national and local level.
In relation to the Government's deal on the promissory note he said: "Well i didn't jump up and down when i heard the news. Who would be when we will be carrying a debt like that and handing it down to our children".
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